The Federal Court made its decision on the jurisdictional question by sending the case back to Lyon County District Court last week. See http://www.kesq.com/Global/story.asp?S=8229832 for more information.
Interestingly, many farmers have still not received water that is due to them as insufficient flows continue in the Truckee-Carson Canal. Crops are being stressed and damaged.
Many meetings are taking place in Fernely and Fallon with the Bureau of Reclamation to help resolve these issues. Obviously, if enough water is not diverted from the Truckee River over to the Carson River via the Canal, the amount of water allocated to Fallon side water users in the project, as well as those in Fernley will diminish. With the “water year” already at 90% of the allocation, there may not be enough water to fulfill the allocation if Truckee water is not available.
We encourage your attendance to voice your concerns at these meetings! The next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, May 1, 2008, from 6:00 – 9:00 PM at the Lahontan Elementary School, Multi-Purpose Room,1099 Merton Drive, Fallon.